The Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn and play chess. Our specific mission is to improve the lives of children by using chess as a vehicle to cultivate the development of essential life skills.
At the Chess Institute of Canada, we bring chess to life!
The CIC offers a wide variety of programs, including:
• In-school extra-curricular chess clubs. • Chess curriculum classes to supplement the curriculum requirements set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education. • One-day tournaments specially designed to engage elementary school children. • Weeklong day and overnight camps throughout the year. • Competitive all-ages tournaments. • Lectures and other presentations by world renowned chess players.
School Chess Clubs
It is not surprising that Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) chess clubs are often among the most popular clubs in a school. Using a specially devised curriculum that focuses on developing chess skills with a life skills component, our instructors create a fun and stimulating learning environment for elementary school children (Kindergarten to Grade 8).
Clubs can be run either during lunch or after school. Lunch clubs are 45 minutes in length, where children are given some time to eat beforehand. After-school programs are 1 hour in length and begin 15 minutes after school dismissal, allowing children time to enjoy a snack.
If your child’s school runs a CIC chess club and you want to register your child for the classes, please CLICK HERE to use the one-time registration. If you are not sure whether your child’s school runs a CIC chess club, please contact us.
The Chess Institute runs programs at over 60 locations in the GTA.
Small Group Chess Lessons and Private Chess Instruction
The Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) offers one-on-one and small group instruction to beginner to advanced chess players, ages 4 to 14. Our trained instructors will visit your child(ren) in the comfort of your home for a series of customized chess lessons. We also provide private sessions for larger groups.
Don’t live in our area? We are pleased to provide remote one-on-one chess lessons anywhere in the world using Skype Video Chat.